I seem to be going through about one generation a week, so since I skipped the last update, we’ll have to blow through two generations in one long post.
Connor continued his trend of growing up into strange clothes. As a teen, the game doled out a scruffy little punk outfit.
But wait until you see what he got for the college years!
Connor, what are you wearing?! I believe that’s a waiter’s outfit. But look at the bell bottoms! The deep-cut vest! What the HELL.
I was crabby on the day I played Connor through college, and in a hurry, so I had him phone the Gypsy and be sent on a blind date. The Gypsy sent Conner a lass named Kana, and they fell instantly madly in love.
This was too bad, because I wasn’t very fond of Kana myself. For one thing, she has a perpetually sour expression. Check out the distinct lack of joy at the birth of her first child, Dean.
For another thing, I once worked with an in-house software suite called Kana, and I hated it. And for a third thing, if you say “Conner and Kana” out loud, they sound pretty much the same.
But hey, who am I to stand in the way of true wuv? Whenever I’m not controlling them, they wander off and start making out in the oddest places. Like in the back yard, beside the compost bin.
They had a lovely marriage in the back yard. Note the fallen leaves – I bought the Seasons expansion pack last week.
As is now tradition, I posted their “wedding photos” on the wall.
I’m running out of wall space, so the new rule is that each heir couple gets their pictures on the wall. Everyone else is SOL. Sounds a little harsh, I know, but we’re only at the 4th generation and I already have 15 Alphabettis.
I set Kana to work at making babies, and Connor to work the new garden in the yard. Too bad it was winter, as you can see from his parka. That’s the gardening life for you! Suck it up!
In short order, Connor and Kana gave birth to three sons: Dean, Drew, and David.
Dean as a child:
And as a teen:
Cute, isn’t he? I’ve decided to do the heir thing in birth order, just like people. Dean, as the first-born son, is the new heir to the Alphabetti dynasty.
David, the second-born, is the Spare Heir. Here he is as a child:
And as a teen:
Oops, you can see in that picture that Cupcake, the family parrot, has escaped again. Cupcake likes to talk about finance.
I wonder if that’s because he was taught to speak by Connor, who is a Fortune Sim? Or maybe that’s just a coincidence.
I like parrots as Sims pets. They don’t need a lot of care, but they tell you when they’re out of food. Grotesquely, they do this with the same urgent bubble as other Sims… which features a chicken drumstick.
Anyway, back to the dynasty. Drew is the Spare Spare Heir. Drew is an odd little boy. As a child, his outfit was cut-off overalls and Birkenstock sandals. (???)
As a teen, he went for bermuda shorts and Birkenstocks with socks.
At some point after I sent Dean away to college, the Gypsy stopped by the house and dropped off a magic lamp. I sent Kana to pick it up and give it a good rubbing, and lo, the Genie appeared and granted her three wishes.
I didn’t really care about Kana at this point, so I granted her two wishes which I picked at random (I don’t even remember what they were). Then on a whim, I had her ask for a Sim to be resurrected. Since there haven’t been many deaths in the family yet, she was given the option to resurrect only one Sim: Aaron Alphabetti, the family founder.
Aaron was returned to life in perfect health, at what I believe was the same age of his death (from old age), 57 Sim Days. I was a little sad about that, since Aaron doesn’t have much time left. Then I was grateful, because the first thing he did was fall madly in love with his great-granddaughter-in-law.
Super gross! Evidently the game doesn’t recognize family relationships after three generations, because Aaron also doesn’t have any of the D children on his Family list. So now I’m spending all my time watching Aaron like a hawk and canceling any spontaneous flirting action. Yuck.